I have read several books by and about the brilliant British scientist Stephen Hawking who suffers from motor neuron disease and once I even heard him lecture at London’s Royal Albert Hall. So I was delighted when this week he fulfilled his ambition to go weightless. He did it by taking a flight in a specially-adapted Boeing 727-200.
Hawking in zero gravity
If you fancy the experience yourself, then – at a price – it’s available for almost anyone from this company. The ZERO-G Experience, which includes a flight of 15 parabolas, flight suit, complimentary merchandise, awards, a post-event party, photos, and a DVD of the flight, is offered at a price of $3,500 per seat.